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Subject: Golf great Seve Ballesteros dies at 54

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/07/11 at 1:51 am

Spanish golf legend Seve Ballesteros has died after a protracted battle with cancer.

The 54-year-old passed away surrounded by his family at his home in Pedrena, northern Spain, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Ballesteros was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2008 after losing consciousness at Madrid Airport.

The five-time major winner had four operations to remove the tumour as well as undergoing chemotherapy.

In a statement, the Ballesteros family expressed gratitude for the "support and gestures of love" it had received and asked for "respect and privacy at such a painful time."

Ballesteros, who claimed 87 titles over his career, won the Open in 1979, 1984 and 1988 and became the first European to win the Augusta Masters in 1980, repeating the feat in 1983.

He also enjoyed a successful Ryder Cup career as both player and captain - playing in eight Ryder Cups and winning 20 points from 37 matches before guiding Europe to victory over the United States at Valderrama in 1997.

But it was his unique brand of daring and flamboyant golf that helped Ballesteros transform the image of golf and bring a whole new audience to the sport.

BBC golf correspondent Iain Carter said: "No golfer did more to popularise the game in Europe than Seve Ballesteros.

"He played a fearless, exciting and charismatic brand of the game. It thrilled sport fans all over the world."

Tennis star Rafael Nadal described Ballesteros as a "reference point" for Spanish athletes.

"He's one of the greats of this country without a doubt," he said.

Ballesteros appeared in public for the first time following the surgery in May 2009 when he went to watch his local football team Racing Santander and was given a standing ovation.

He had called his battle against the tumour the "hardest challenge of my life."


Subject: Re: Golf great Seve Ballesteros dies at 54

Written By: gibbo on 05/07/11 at 4:46 am

One of the very best in golf... R.I.P Seve... :\'(

Subject: Re: Golf great Seve Ballesteros dies at 54

Written By: ninny on 05/08/11 at 6:52 am

R.I.P Seve :\'(

Subject: Re: Golf great Seve Ballesteros dies at 54

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/08/11 at 8:17 am

Enrique Iglesias did a great song about him...

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